The worst and best flights of 30+ years of plane travelling

Being born in the Netherlands to parents from Hong Kong meant that I travelled in planes since I was a little baby. I really hope for my fellow passengers that I wasn’t one of those crybabies. I have no fear of flying and, as a child, I wanted to become a fighter jet pilot (even … More The worst and best flights of 30+ years of plane travelling

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Stories from Southern Africa – part four: South Africa & Lesotho

So much has been going the weeks before I left Thailand and since I arrived in Cambodia… So now, from a balcony in Phnom Penh, I gather the motivation to write up the final part of my 2008 backpacking trip through Southern Africa. South Africa I arrived in South Africa from Swaziland and my first … More Stories from Southern Africa – part four: South Africa & Lesotho

Stories from Southern Africa – part one: South Africa & Botswana

South Africa The port of entry and exit for my 2008 Southern Africa solo backpacking trip was Johannesburg, South Africa. It is known as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, so I planned my trip accordingly. I stayed in a hostel outside of the city centre. It turned out to be quite … More Stories from Southern Africa – part one: South Africa & Botswana

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO surely chooses its World Heritage sites well. During my travels, I have enjoyed quite a number of places that are placed on the World Heritage List. Each of them have taken my breath away… So, here is a little dedication to UNESCO and its World Heritage sites. My favourite continent… Africa My current continent… … More UNESCO World Heritage